Our Team


Scott Massie joined CRS on August 1, 2009 as its CEO, and is responsible for developing and executing the company’s strategic plans on a global basis. Scott is a 20-year veteran of the solar and semiconductor industries where he has held a number of key positions including both CEO and COO. Prior to joining CRS, Scott served as CEO of EPV Solar from 2007 to 2009 and as Executive Vice President at EMCORE Corporation from 2003 to 2006. Having held executive roles at both public and privately held companies, Scott brings a unique range of leadership skills to his role as CEO that includes experience in materials engineering, R&D, operations, energy & wafer technology and global business development. Scott is a graduate of Virginia Tech University where he earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and physics as well as a master’s degree in physics.


Bill Lawrence founded the original company in 1981 with three other partners. He has taken the company through multiple stages of growth, ownership, technology innovations and market strategies. Bill is responsible for global Technology and Development, Process Design and Development and is member of the Board of Directors. He focuses on growth opportunities for CRS through strategic technology development (TAAD) and how those technologies can be applied to existing and new market niches. Prior to the founding of CRS, Bill had a variety of process design and senior operations management responsibilities for Stauffer Chemical Company (now Akzo Chemical). He is a registered Professional Engineer, a holder of three process patents and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.

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